The United States was woefully unprepared for the novel coronavirus pandemic due to economic inequality, poor planning, limited state capacity, and an unequal healthcare system that has left millions of Americans vulnerable. That’s the argument of economic analyst Doug Henwood. He joins us on the program today to discuss the intersection of the pandemic and […]
With more states issuing shelter-in-place orders in response to the pandemic, people experiencing domestic violence can find themselves in uncomfortable and even dangerous situations. For many people, home is the least safe place to be. On this episode, we talk to Shannon Barry, executive director at Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), and Ryan Poe-Gavlinski, director of […]
Interim nuclear storage is a problem, not just with where the highly radioactive materials are stored, but the routes of transportation on rail, highways, and waterways. Leona Morgan from the Nuclear Issues Study Group and Rose Gardner from the Alliance for Environmental Strategies discuss the current proposals and are urging an extension to the public […]
Jan talks to Kelsey Freeman about her recent book “No Option but North: The Migrant World and the Perilous Path Across the Border”, a story of the issues surrounding the desperate travels of migrants to the U.S.
With the need to isolate, many more people are turning to mail-in absentee ballots for voting, which is causing overwhelming work in light of the April 7th primary in Wisconsin. Chad Dunn, director of litigation for the UCLA Voting Rights Project, talks about why mail-in voting should be the norm to allow equal access for […]
Richard Eskow, Senior Advisor for Health & Economic Justice at Social Security Works, talks in some detail about how the economic bailout money is targeting corporate bailout over individual assistance, with $500 billion in direct payments and $6 trillion to failing corporations like Boeing.